Thoughts on Revelation 21:1-6

[Below is an excerpt from a sermon I preached on All Saints’ Day a few years ago.] This vision John gives us is a beautiful vision. A necessary vision. It is a vision that Christians have clung to through persecution and war and slavery and untold numbers of personal sorrows and tragedies. “And I saw…

Sermon Snippet: Luke 13:31-35

Our gospel reading for this week is really a rather odd bit of scripture. Only five verses and still we have two distinct parts. In the first, Jesus is warned—by the Pharisees no less—that Herod is out to kill him. Jesus responds by calling Herod a “fox” and saying he will go to Jerusalem anyway.…

Please Take this Quiz so We Know Whether You Should Vote

I first heard about the group United in Purpose several weeks ago on NPR. This group’s stated goal is to get more Christians registered to vote. They use data mining to determine who is Christian and check those names against voter registration records. If you get labeled “Christian” and you’re not registered, you may get…